April 19, 2014
Apparently being an American teenager is more dangerous than we knew. Many are living fast, and dying hard.
ABC News reports that being an American teen may case early death.
That's based on a study from published in the British medical Journal "Lancet." The study of teenage behavior in developed, higher income countries, indicates that U.S. teens tend to live faster and die harder than kids of the same age in other countries.
Americans between the ages of 10 and 24, smoke more pot, drink nearly as much alcohol and are more likely to die violent deaths, compared to young people in the same age group around the globe.
And although binge drinking, which is known to be dangerous, is most prevalent in Austria and Ireland, with the U.S. not far behind. And most of the American teens that are bing drinking, are under the age of 21.